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Here at Blackledge we strive to recreate some of the greatest alcoholic beverages lost to time. As a research winery, we're constantly working to revive historical recipes of wines, ciders and meads that speak for a time one can only read about. We bring history to life in a way that can be tasted and shared, discussed and debated. Because what we produce is project-driven, the varieties we may offer is constantly changing. Those recipes that we find successful will be available here in limited quantities while they last.

We now offer FedEx Ground shipping on orders of three or six bottles. We ship at cost, with the average price to ship to most of the east coast at about $24.00 (for 3 bottles) and $33.00 (for 6 bottles), higher as you head west. Details can be found on the "ABOUT" link above. To order, please email us or give us a call at 484 226 8263.

Holt's 95 Cyser ~ Blackledge Winery2015 HOLT'S 95 BARREL-AGED CYSER
When one blends wildflower honey with cider prior to fermentation, you get what's called a "cyser". The addition of the honey sugars increases the alcohol yield, giving this a higher ABV than a typical cider. The recipe is taken from the Agricultural Survey of Lancaster County, England published by John Holt in 1795. Barrel aged in an apple brandy barrel and finished just off-dry, this cyser cuts a fine balance of the heirloom apples' character tempered by just the right amount of wildflower honey.

OFF DRY ~ STILL ~ COARSE-FILTERED ~ NO ADDED SULFITES ~ GLUTEN FREE
ABV 10.5% 

$9.99 ~ 500ml bottle ~ NEARLY GONE

Blackledge Winery Eliza's 28 Cider2016 ELIZA SMITH'S 1728 RECIPE BARREL-AGED CIDER *
Based on a cider recipe from Eliza Smith's 1728 The Compleat Housewife and fermented using fresh cider from local early Pennsylvania heirloom cider apples, raisins, sugar and natural yeast. Barrel-aged six months in a fresh apple brandy cask, this is a smooth, crisp traditional cider that's dry, still and unfiltered. No sulfites are added at any point in the fermentation or bottling process.

DRY ~ STILL ~ UNFILTERED ~ NO ADDED SULFITES
GLUTEN FREE
ABV 7.8% 

$9.99 ~ 500ml bottle

Blackledge Winery~ Penn's 74 Cider2016 PENN'S 1674 RECIPE BARREL-AGED CIDER *
Based on a cider recipe from William Penn's wife Gulielma's 1674 receipt (recipe) book. It's fermented using fresh cider from local early Pennsylvania heirloom cider apples, raisins, spices and natural yeast. This is a smooth, crisp traditional cider that's dry, still and unfiltered. No sulfites are added at any point in the fermentation or bottling process.

DRY ~ STILL ~ UNFILTERED ~ NO ADDED SULFITES
GLUTEN FREE
ABV 7.6%

$9.99 ~ 500ml bottle

* The U S Government considers these to be an "apple raisin wine" and an "apple raisin wine with spice" even though the inclusion of raisins and spice make up less than one half of one percent of the total ingredients. While this wording is required by law to appear on the labels, history will always refer to them as ciders.

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